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 Richard James Shields

Richard James Shields

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Death 28 May 1993 (aged 66)
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 14 113 5
Memorial ID 36077 · View Source
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RICHARD JAMES SHIELDS

Richard James Shields, age 66, died on May 28, 1993.

Born January 2, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Frederick James and Ruth Valborg Isaacson Shields. Married Winifred James Albertson of Ogden, Utah, 1952; later divorced. Married Eleanor L. Holmberg Batchelder in 1976; later divorced. Married Roberta Kocinski in Stewart, British Columbia, 1979. Joining the United States Navy in 1941, he saw active duty in the South Pacific, China and Korea. He served with Navy Adm. Byrd on Operation "Highjump" to the Antarctic in 1947. Retiring from the Navy in 1953, he later resided in Florida, Utah, and Alaska. An innovative private entrepreneur for most of his life, he possessed numerous unique technical skills which made him a valuable asset in many communities. His creative outlook on life never failed to leave his presence deeply etched in the memories of all who knew him. He possessed a strong love for the outdoors and an avid hunter, fisherman, and marksman. He was also a fine craftsman of exceptional skill. His most notable quality was a finely developed sense of curiosity and wonder about the world he lived in.Survivors, Wife, Roberta Shields, Ketchikan, Alaksa; daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Cynthia) Shields Ryan, Reno, Nevada; sister, Mrs. Leland (Lois) Shields Brown, and step-father, Charles P. Schumacher, both of Taylorsville; half-sisters, Linda M. Winter, Valene Mellenthin, Salt Lake City; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Graveside services will be held Monday, June 7, 12 noon, at Murray City Cemetery, 5600 South Vine Street, Murray. Friends may call Monday, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State Street.

Published: Saturday, June 5 1993 12:00 a.m. MDT
DESERET NEWS


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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36077
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard James Shields (2 Jan 1927–28 May 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36077, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .